This week's Make it Monday from Papertrey Ink is a great way to use up your patterned paper scraps. The fabulous Dawn McVey made a great video talking about proportion and pattern ... great stuff!!
I keep my pp scraps in with each of the pads so they're easy to find and often make use of them. I even keep slivers of scraps as they can be useful for grounding other background patterns. I dove into my Basic Grey patterned papers and came up with this card:
This is for a friend going through a tough time so I send a card at least a few times a month so she knows she's in my thoughts. Hopefully she likes it ... she enjoys this sort of a colour scheme rather than bright ...
Paper: PTI Kraft, Gina K chocolate; Basic Grey Manila and Kraft Basics 6x6 pads
Stamps: Mat Stack 4 (sentiments broken up in two parts and selectively inked)
Ink: Jenni Bowlin Brown Sugar, PTI Vintage Tea Dye duo (inked up edges of flower)
Misc: PTI dies (Mat Stack 4, Mega Mat Stack 4, Layerz Mat Stack 4; Beautiful Blooms); Wplus9 Chevron IP; foam dots, PTI button and button twine